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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Cloudy and warmer to-day and to morrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 26; lowest. 9. Detailed weather, null and murine i(nile 011 page 17. tm. IT SHINES FOr ALL VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 173. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1916. Cowrtyht, I9DJ, f the Sun frintlnp r,d t'ubthhUw Astovinttnn. 60 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SHONTS, ANGRY, DEFENDS THIRD TRACKINGWORK ver Agreed on 10 Per IVnl. Commission to Con tractor, Jle Says. W1TXKSS IS FIRM WHKKKVEK ATTACKED ! Merenre to Commitments and Obligations Meant Only .1. K. Stevens. TWdoie I Shouts, president of t li Ir.tfrborn'JBii Company, testified Is'foru tht Thomps.ui legislative, committer yes teriiiiy that when ho told (laidtner M. Lxr.e of Ponton, one of Ills directors. iiat lie had entered Into certain obligation- and commitments lie referred to n,i relations with John F. Stevens and not In any way to the dinl system con tracts fer th extension of thu transit facilities of tho city. He declared t ti.tt no commission of 10 per cent, "a." eier agreed on as eotu ir.atlon for Mr .Stevens If he umlei- took the work of third tracking the tatrd HtitJ and extending tin. ill. When N' had finished IiIh testimony Mr. Shon's wrote out a letter to the u-C'Jtors of the estate of Mr. Kane re ijuMtlrK tln'in to furnlh to the Thomp son committee any memorandum In their owifflim that would throw Unlit upon iff metiinrdtidum ot (ieotge W. Young Mr ;o the effect rtut he had sen In Lane's memorandum the statement that )Ir. Snouts warned the Sttvtns con irjit io -" proujjh i'tcause the com ti.Mlon ostensibly t iiwnidtd to s:een. wan to lo used In satisfying oli .cation? and commitments made liy the fesnlent of tho Intel borough In gating :tt dual system contracts signed. For two hours yesterday Haluhiidge Colby, counsel to the committee, ai ivaihed the matter from .'Very posslbl., ( jnz.e m an eixort to suuoit the te.-tl Bony already before the committee and o Lrial down tlv explanation which r shunts irade of the meetltiB witli Jlr Uir.e In his private oltlce after rho meeting ot Ihu InterboiotiKh ill e'tor on June 4, l!'l.i. lie did not iu..tci The wltnets met him half wuy en iKimt. Tii' teiisenehs of the battle of. 'lulclu ll i-.c v"m on oeiwten me two mei, i .1S null a! d by t.le vthe.nent sicch f Mr. Shmits when Ills attention was 'tract d ly side questions from Seiin - Thompson, the lOialrman of the com- m"e M Stevens has testllied liefoiv e tnT.iuitte. that ho really never e i ted 1 1 set the elevated railroad con riot outl'.ied in the draft which I'resl- ut ' slionts presented to His Ulrectors. WUere Mr, Shunt Kxploiled. Uliui Senator Thompson asked Mr. Slonts dneetly wlicthcr or not Stewus tviseteii to get the contract the witness fl'l"Ui d if lie ilhln't he was a dunln fool, 1 litis th.i- he was to vt It was my uti uersia mlini; w it h him " Mr Shouts .iKi defended the con tract which Hie Intirborougli made with T. A li spb- ,vt Co. lor thhd tracking ile ele jteil liios, Jlc said this con raet js awutded to that company, iii!'it- h" fuel that they wete cho ,u.n b'dders, only on the underfland irtr that thev were to associate with Utrn Te'ry A: Tench and Suaro t Triest, U epiiiiiii ors who were esieclally (a-voj-d uy him lb- denied his belief that ..re ai cullustnn among the bidders :g,- the work, and evpiessed the belief at th .ii tr.e t u) neither extrnva .ai.t nur uniisual in view of the dltllcul- if th woik tiitit was to Ut under taken M Shunts had no sooner taken his P in tin. witness chair al noon yes. te-ilaj ihaa Mr. Colby plunged linmcdt H y Into t.c question of conimitinciits ,i nblutatiiiiih. Vuu have used tile words 'commit-i.s-nii and obluMtlons' in your testl iiion, I J.iJ you use those words In your al'n in Ml Uuie after the nitutln' hire :(, 1CI' My Kt Piollectiou Is that I used Ml r oi.e or litli o them." "h 'conanlliiK nts and obligations' a C'.al .iias of yours?" Xu. Not in, Me than many other words. ' "what did you say to Mr. Ume about dT.r.iUtiie its and obligations':" "I said that 1 had in.ido them to him id thought that I nhould back them tu" Hi said ''innith at Una " thai you had made at obligations to Mr. com-Ste- I'niiiiUfii to (.el I iinlrHcl. 'Yes. I ii.nl told him that If he would turn fjltr li,, work he hail In lurid to I 0'llf 01,. (.),, I vi.,,old m Mm thu n. trdlt for tliM elev.tleil ntflro.tH ,.,.rli e I'l hwer to further questions Mr. choilll, said that lierll.ttis he suld tlm 'fie thing to members of his board at the meeting , i,H did not recall. He mild N"jku of these commltineiitB to Mr, 'tie in order tu inform him of Just "ly 1; f.ivoied giving tho work to f'fHm li,. sa, he went that far . rr away any suspicions there mijlit he in the i, ,1ml r Mr. Lane, sus Mloiis u,,,, ,,,d m.inifcstui theniHelvea e-uniig the coilisc of Hie mecllliL-. ih i t. 1 '"" ''"I'pcn tn say to him S ti ''""''dniaii was not to share In ... , I ,tr r,'"l commlssloiiV" 1 hau not heard that thcro was to J eoniinlsilon f lu per tent, until read, of H ,,i the newspapers." It has been testllied." said Senator '""innvtii, "that thu Public Service J-'mmiesion understood that the com ""wl'in was not to be less than 10 Kr tent ami that you were willing nt It should g ,1K high at I'.'.a per "it. and that the blank In the con "'t was to be tilled lu afterward." I don't know where the Idea comes jrnni, btcaiiMi we never hud agreed on t or any other amount. StoveiiH nd I never agreed on a percentage. eU couldn't Inn, nl tin. neri.eiilllDii I intll you klltw w)ial ttltH BU,IK he In Ciri!nrf on Mj-ii I'mie, ?ta'll;iuiiihitm.Mmphli.Neir Orleans litt-50VTI,B1!' K A I I.W A Y steel eleetrle I iGK? elimnn. Hull, lira I iv and tatrooni Straus to Head Moose Delegation to Chicago Progressive State Committeemen Meet and Puncture Barnes Story of Colonel's Support of Root Letter From T. R. Giyen Out in Corroboration. PERKINS PRONOUNCES The Pingtesslvo State committee met at the Hotel Manhattan yesterday aft-r-noon and transacted some lmnortntit business, such riM tecotiimrndltig Oscar IS. Straus of this city and Horace 8. Wilkinson of Syracuse to the voters it the primaries as the delegates at law to the party's national convention at Chicago; taking the temperature and Mood pressure of the Progressive Itodlcs, and In general sizing themselves . with considerable frankness. Hut the big business of the meetlrg after all was llndliig a sufficient rt ply to tho stalcment made by William Harnett which o astounded politicians of all party affiliations that Cot. Roosevelt hail olillir.ited himself to support KllhU Hoot or any other man who may ho nominated liy the Republican national (ouM'litlou. lleorgc W. I'erkliiH and John W. MrtJrath. who are admittedly the host iitalltled of all men to echo tin Colonel's views, were not at ninth difficulty to And a squelcher for tlie Unfiles pronouncement. .Ml In the world they did was to work hack through the Colonel's letter files clc-jand die up .1 letter which the Colonel wiote ahout tight weeks ago to an In- quiring recined Progressive of .Missouri who to have. Informed the Colonel was Indeed from .Missouri ,ind to know what was what and that he wanti'd exactly where the Colonel stood as to tho talk going around that the Republicans would uet him (the Colonel) If he didn't wateli out. Hon I he loliinel Mauds. Mr 1'ei kln.s and .Mr Mctlrnth niu'e public the letter which Col. Roosevelt wiote to .Mr. Fear, the correspondent In uuestlon. They took the stand that the text of the letter was a much better refutation of Mr. lt.irnes's "dream" than any set stntenunt they could Issue. Th vivr follows: Sr.w Yonic. Dec K.. 1J1.".. "Mr Pkaii Mit. Ki:aii; I thank you for your letter and appreciate It. I re member well th. active part oii took and the valuable work you did in the last campaign. Hut even to such a loyal friend r. you It is not possible for me to write my opinion as to the course that ought to be followed next year. J.ly re-ated tiinl uncomfortable experl- ence i n.io found that anythtns I say III a private letter or In a private Inlet view, even with my good and stanch friends, is almost certain In the cour-e of teetltlon to he uilsiindcrstiod tmd misinterpreted. Accordingly I must have It definitely understood that I am not expect-st to say anything unless 1 spe.tk In public over my own signature. "For the last few months I have been so absorbed In the question of national defence and national prcparvdncss to defend our honor and Intert-t abroad, and in the even greater question of rial Americanism In this republic, that I have not been able even to think of other matters. "Ah recards the ProEiesslve nifty If vou will consult Progressives like George W. I'erklns, Wilkinson and Chiltla of New York Hale In Massa- chu-etts, Fllnn anil Van Valkcnberg in Pennsylvania. William Allen White ami Victor Murdoch In Kansas, lcke In Hlliiol.i, Lee In Indiana. Hiram Johnson, Mevep Llssner and Chester Howell In California. John Parker In Louisiana, Pope In Michigan, Herbert Knox Smith lu Connecticut, Klrkwood In Missouri In short. If you will consult the Pro presslve letdeis with whom I have been acting for four years anil with whom I Intend to continue to net you will tlnd that they and I aru in hearty and com pleto accord. "Ill local affairs I cannot under any circumstances giie any advice, sincerely yours, TltKOPollK Rno.SKVKl.T. "Charles W. Fear, l'.sq . Joplin, Mo." This letter was not glvtm out by Mr Perkins and Mr. Mciliath b.iiie they took seriously Mr. Karnes's extraordi nary predictions, but because they be lieved they weie doing as the Colonel would have done had he been here Issue Just enough of a reply to make the Harnes statement look foolish. Inquiry Alton llarnra. What Interested them inotly was the state of mind that could produce such a in as Mamies s. t ney asuf.t frankly: "What Is the matter 11.. t ti..s"" with Why. ad .Mr. rerhins, u Mr. II lines' Is not careful I'm afraid that the Attorney .Jencr.il wilt bring suit against him ihliu under tile Hliermaii ot". 'i" ,1th having acquii"d a monopoly '"The 'meeting of the Progressive Stale .......... 'i..un :.i the Miinliattnn Hotel yen- ! terday afternoon wa an Interesting po i.i..,.i eiirrence. The sixty-two conn- tie. of the Slate were represented by sixiv-llve men, Among the leaders preset were tieo.g.' W. I'erklns. Will am Hotehklss, Judge Virgil K. hcllogg of Wntertowii. William L. Ransom. H. A. ti.ut,ilit.rliilii oi t aitat.tuHoi-, i TI. Dorr or urif. . e. ,. t,.,uu sunlit Chairinaii .Murray Walter ., ',. Westchester. County Chair ....... John J. O'Coniiell. John Uerdes of .., nlvn secretin y of the State com tee! WllllHIli llanilln hllds of .....nL.,i Stale Coniiilitlecmuil William !i,.i..in Frnest Cnwcroft of .fitmestown, .. vt llrnwll of Herkimer. F. T lllllM.II ..V iiiehester. Ce, II. Htllwell of Syracuse, John J. Ackernian of Westchester, II. c THE SUN TO-DAY CONSISTS OF SEVEN SECTIONS, AS FOLLOWS s FIRST Cenerl News SECOND Sporting, Kennels, Automobiles Tlimn Society. Drm, Music, School FOURTH Pictorial Mgine . . FIFTH Litlioguvure Supplement, Art SIXTH Special FeMurci, Rooks, Queries, Chess .... SEVENTH Foreign. Real Estate, Gardens, Poultry, Financial, Prolilems Total RtaJtrs or neuidtaleit uho Jo not tittitt all of Ihtte ttttions uill conftr a favor on "7 Ac Sun" hy notlfytnt tki Pullittllon Dtparlmtnl al once by the phone 2200 Btekjnan) and mtutnt ittttoru will te promptly foruardtJ If possible. THE YARN A DREAM Duntop of ltocktiind, 13. Ontario and 1.. J. Fanner ft Warner of of I'ulaskl. They had to iln little paper tans on theli coat lapels, e ich taw he.irlnR tile leKend, "I am so and so; who arc you?" Hut nevertheless thcr was a lot of KliiKer and teal enthusiasm In the inert Itilf. Man by man. In answer to queries from Chairman Johnson or Mr I'erklus, the leaders nave testimony as to the up-State popularity of the Colonel. II was Rood lively stuh. and when the meeting was over Mr. I'erklns was In a frame of mind even more JoW.il than he exhibits ordinarily. "It looks Rood." he said. "We ale ready to make our stand. I.et the old party play square and we will help with all of our hearts. It Iheni try to turn a dirty trick and they will see what they will see." KrlliiUK mitl Mooter .thermites. The State committee fot m illy acqui esced 111 the select Ion of Oscar S. Straus and Horace S. Wilkinson as delegates at larRo to the l'ioRiessle national con xentlon and .indite VirKll Is. KcIIokr of vwiienown ami Klon it, Hooker of New I ork as alternate deleRites at larKe. Tlien the State committee put Itself on record with the following pronounce ment "Wv specially comtneiid the spirit evi denced by our national committee In Chlc.iRO In January to the effect that th questions of party strife and Jvirty ad vatitage should be subordinated to the ration's p-pM-nl needs. aiM we pledise ourselves to do eyerythlii!; within our power to carry out In the broadest spirit such a iiiMKramnie. Should on effort in this direction fall we aie confident the lesporslblllty for the icstilt w'.ll not rest on the l'iiRrclc national rumen ti n nct .tune The rcsiinslblllty will rest upon other shoilldeis than ou ". and this will be made so apparent as to c..u-e the Intelligent Independent vot.rs In numbers larger than in t!M2 I" rally to the support of our b.inimr In ltilil. "We will lay aside p.irtlansh'i and ptejudlte, but we will neve surrender the principles for which we tand. and i have rtood, and we w ill foil .w only a ! leader whom we know stand" for them ami is able to put them through." l oese resolution were ailopleu UU.ini- I nioii'lv and wlthi sm.ishliii- cheer. I (en l.-nnnrd WiMid took occasl .n to" denv si .,! tli'.i 1 1 v veslerilav lli.it h.. I. ..I ever can led a message fiom Col. Itooe veil to lllihll Hoot pledging Uie i.'olouel's suppolt to Mr Hint. WAR STRIKE CASE IN COURT. Kir. I of Kind I nder llefeltee of it'itiitt xti i timet! i tt, ' I.os-.h ,, .-,b 't. Th,, im-lim.iiH! v I bear.ng m the first sttlk,. i!o.-ecutloli uiith r Hie tb fence of the lealm ,tei was held in police is mi t tti-day Thomas ISees. .secretary of the Loudon ln.lric! Lnglneers Society, is chaigetl with lm-i peding and delaying the production of war inateilal by ordering munition wink ers who are member of his society to strike. Countrywide Intel e.si is display id i In the suit because the dec'shm will ! a precedent affecting the entire labor problem, The hearing w.i.s adjourned for a fortnight. Hes oi dercd several lllell working III a factory in the Wi-ilwnh district lo strike because they weie leceivillg only one-fourth lnte.nl of one. half more nav for night work, a paid lu th,. London I tlistrut The strikers reudi-icd them selves liable to a tioveinmeiit tine of i' daily while, leiuaimng on sirikt WOULD PENSION THE JOBLESS. tleyrr London Site In I lifters Mensnre Itisit rn lice. fur Wasiiimitos'. Feb. I: --Reprt scuta tlve lainibin. Socialist member from New York, ilitiodiiced a measure In th,. House to-day Pioioslng the appointment of a committee lo ftunuilate a id. in I , , thu establishment eif a system of social In surance in the I'nlted States, The lesolutlon proposes that a fund be tsdllblislleil "to S't'llle lo woikeis adequate menus of siibsisteiii e wiille in voluntarily unemployed, w hither ih un employment b" caused by lack of woik, , sickness or old age, It provides for tl.o appointment of a commission, two mem- hers of which are to be employeis of labor, two rent t sentatlves of orcinlzt.d I litiHir and tno uitn mo .-ecreiary or La bor as chali man ev olllcio. To minimize the bunleii placed upon the Insurance fund Mr London proposes Phut employment 1" piovided by the de. .velopment and exploitation of public lands, lb- puis forth his measure as an avowedly socialistic scheme., RABBITS' FUR DERBIES NOW. Ilillninl.ers I'litti Them tn IIITset Mtortnue of llyes line tn War, D.v.siit'iir, Conn., Feb. Hi - Driven to their wits' end tn find means of produc ing customary blacks and other standard colors of in-n s hats since ihe wai cut off the supple of Herman ilyestiiffs bat manufacturers In this city have com nienccd to discard dyes and are produc ing stiff ami soft hats tlnMicd In the natural eolar of rnbhlls' fur, from which they are mnde, which Is dark giay. , few of these hats made their ap pearance on streets heie to-day. They will appear In N"W York stoies lu li short time. Manufacturei s expect theui to become the spring fad. Hats llnished In tialiir.il fur' have not been worn sine the days of the old fashioned till I beaver, prior to the civil war. Cwn. '!' . io 4 8 . 12 . 8 chooU, Fashions 6T SH0T UP TO DEATH IN BURSTTUBEGEYSER One Kilted, Another .Mining! in Hlowont" in Siibwiiy Tunnel Under Itiver. ONE LIVES TO TELL TALE Submarine I'miiki iit t Foot of Montague Street Flooded With Water. A "blowout," the terror of all Hand lings, took place In tho Manhattan bound, or north tills, of the Whitehall-Montague street tunnel for the It. It. T. subway at 4 :0T o'clock yesterday afternoon and three men weie shot up through the twenty-Ill e foot bed of the ITtst Itiver and twenty feet of water and rose high In the air on a glgaiili' swilling pillar of mud and silt. .One man. Maishall Mabey, n. of Theodore street. Astoria, I,. I., survived ids thrilling experience and suite red only fiom shock. Frank t'rlver, US a negro, of 'Jl Jay street. Urnokly n. was taken from the river dead, and Michael Mc Carthy. ?:. lT'lH Third avenue, who was riilanulled Willi IllS fellow workmen!, from the unexpected opening or uie iun nel, Is missing. It Is Udleved his body may still be embedded In the mud on the river's bottom. John Young, a blaster. HI Heigen stre.t, Itrooklyn. who was with the others when the "blowout'" occurred, managed to hang on to an upright piece of lion in the shield and was thus able to withstand the terrible rush of air that carried his companions through the hole to daylight. He had to do a little Jump ing to escape from the tunnel, and hurt his ankle, but not seriously. I'looded With Witter. The tube was Hooded with water fiom the ilnt of the "blowout." at what is known to the engineers a r,hg No. ?f. t. !,:,.! In r'ng No. '.til The hole caused by the "blowout" Is li coven d with i blanket of clay, and -uthcieiit air pressure will be kept on to keep the river water from fuither inundating the tunnel. It Is said the work of pumping out the water will be a simple engineer- nm nroixisitloli The tunnel i being coiistrin ted by the ; -lurid method under compressed atr ' The air piesure hold up the bottom of j tile river w n.le me siiie.u i-,.- u forward on Its cour-e The shield If" I cyilndrh al and is puslnd ahead eiiino'.eltnl Hart of the tunnel by of the seven- teen hydraulic lacks of capacity of I Hi) tons each. It works on the prm- clple of a telescope and moves forward J into the sand and rot k under the rivers led twenty-six lnehe,s at a time. The front part of the shield, where It cuts into whatever Is ahead of It. Is Isiardel up and thee breasting boards are taken olif one by one, after the shield has In en aiivanted, in order to perm t the sand t... ....!.... e.i The 'blowtut' ocuired about ISO feet ln-lde the tiler he-.nl of the old Wall stlef fiq.y slip at tlie foot fo Montague street. Hio-iklyn, at tho cxtieme end of the Manhttt.in lsiund tube. Son feet beyond the bulk head. The foui nifii were all ,tt work 111 ih shield and about twenty-tlve others were m the tii'tiel b.i. 1: of the shield N-dssly hid anv premonition of tint was coming. Thete was a sudden "blow-.'' a one of the men, It is believed, removed one of the brea-tlng boards, and everything began to liy toward the hole that Wjs blown lu the sand at the head of the'shbld Driver, Mabey and MiC.itthy weie sucked into the om nlng like feathers. They t re driven as from a noiseless cannon up through the and and soft spot of the mucky r.ivr bed Into the water and were then sent with tremendous force high In the air. 1 (.eyser of MtiiL" Tom I.ennon, a tioi foreman, won was standing on a pier, wa-t the tlrt man on the surface who had all Idea of whati wa going on In th depths below. He I saw the water noli mr a moment ui uie old t-llp and then he ,aw what ap peared to be t pillar of mud-ff venty live feel high, he thought with three men spbiuing on tin' top of it "It was what you would tall a tegular gevser of mud," he said, "an I It sput tered and spun with a vengeance. I clearly saw the thtee men, there la no mistake about that. Tluy fell back Into the vvatfr and one swam lo the New, York Dock Company's dock, where I, , saw bun hauled out of the water." This lucky man wa Mabey. As lie plumped back tn the ice clogged water after hat ride aloft he got his bearings, did some quick thinking uinl whe.l he I leall.ed that none of his bones was i liniken, be mruck out Joyfully for the i plei. lie tnalia-id tn leinii ,t spile,' where I'c hung mi for dear Hie until .Michael lliisey nrd I suns Hiitner. em ployees ol the New oi k Duel; Com pany, rescued him In the meaiitline I'atiolman Joseph Klenzler of Ihe Amity street station, I who wa.s on post, c irticil what was go-, lug op and sent in calls for ambulances I fiom the Hrooklyn Hospital it ml the Long Island College Hospital and the' lesei ves fiom his station The Harbor A squad aruvid with it lioat and several tugs poked their noses into Hie slip In an effoit to asslt. It was known that nunc than a store of men weie in tin tunnel ami for scveial minute's it was not learned Jut bow serious (he iiciideni wa. Shortly after the men weie shot through Ihe bed of tin- river the other t workmen In the tunnel, who rushed for 1 the shaft the liniment of the "blowout,' : came up hfgiimnl hut happy ami Hit. ! bosses were able to get a line on nh.it had happened Foity-tlve minutes afler the "blow out" the body of Dllver lloated lo the sill face It Is believed bis bodv was. held I'm' a time In the mud and that 1 the churning of a lug's propeller stirred ', up tlie bottom and caused it to mine ' John Young, tile Waster, who was at wmk on an upper platlorm lu the shield, 1 said be could only llgtue out the ncti- lent on the theory that Hie shield struck an air pocket , NO DEBTORS FOR WAUK0N. IA. ; , ,". '. 'Pny li W reli" U lleuuii tn l'i - hold (1t' otlonitl I 'it nn-, ,, . ... , ,, , .. W. vi mis, la., eh. Li Ih s la "iiay lll WOI III llill'.. ixhIIMIIIIK IO-Olty Ill Waiikon mid lasting until next .'Saturday, W atikou i residents have been icqiicsteil to Mills I up all of their debts. This city received n national rrpul,i. Hon mi the slienglh of Its tlrst "pay up" week last year, when accoiintK totnlllnt tiMi, t'l.m f riii.iiiiii were paid. I'ltll-rlMIM'lNTI.VTIIK FI.OItlriA ItlHTK ATINTM' COAstT LINK "N. V ft Florida Special." :HS P. M, 11 nlher Ltd. Trnlm Dully. Dlnlnn Car tP'rvlca. Oltlce, IV way, I Air, RUSSIANS LAND FOR DRIVE ATTREBIZOND Seek to Cut Off Itctrcutiiig TuikTi Army West of Kr.ernni. CITY OF MUSH STOltMED Muscovites Move Southeast ward on the Kond to HaKdad. London, Feb, !'.'. The main Tuikish Caucasus army managed to make good Its retreat befoio Kizcrum, the great Armenian fortress, fell Into the hands of the Hussiims. I3ven the bulk of the gar risons left to defend th" widely sepa rated foits got away before the Hus flan guns smashed the Inner defences. The bayonet charge of the attackers was opposed by small rtiirguards lighting to the lust. Large Hu-uaii forces are being landed on the coast at Vlteiu, alsiut tlftccn miles east of TrebUond. arc online to despatches from Petrograd. The land-1'"' llii! Is lieimr effeeUil inner lie .over of .. ..... . ... .... ... i ' ,, t,,.,.,.,. i...;..,- ,. nii..rlnir onlv troops are rendering only f. ..t,i r...iwt it I. .,i,t KhsmI.im , i. .,t..i .i.- in. ..i. c... 1U1 H'llii Hi'ilir luir i.tiuttt me tttai., .. coit-t and have sunk tlftcen Tutklsh I sailing vessels. ' Several minor positions have been oc cupied by the Russians In their pursuit of the Tuika wst and northwest of llrzertim. The (liani Duke's army is expected to sweep on In the direction of Trebizond to Join the forces lauded there. The l.ttttr. If stillli'lently strong, threaten to cut off the Tlltki-h retreat. MttLc til ml ill Slna. Latest advitrs from toe Cam. imis state thtit a battle Is now in inogiess nroiiml the too ill eittitee i1 Siv.tS. iiltollt twelve mile- west of Lrzeruui Tins battle is apiMrent y a rettiguanl action. the Turks being unable to make a si U'.d unt. I reeufori enients and new supplies teach them Meanwhile the Russians are rapidly if pairing the damage done to the d femes of Krzeium and nie establlsh 1 ing themselves tlimly In the fortress , while p tit of the liratid Duke Nicholas's aimv is in full pursuit of the Ottomans. I A Petrograd despatch says uolhtn.; has bet n learned concerning the fate of Lkvetl Pevzl Pasha, commander of the Ninth Tutklsh Army Corps, which defended Krzeium, I his Indicates that the Herman com- m.uider, C.en. Lima j j,,t leached I3i in von Sanders, had yet leached Lrzerum, contrary io previous despatches that he was :n thaige of its defence. It Is assumed that he U In command of the reeiiforcc inents now hurrying to the Caucasian theatre. Iclory enr I, tike Vno. S.niultaneotely with the success of the Kufsian army in the north the tone which have been operating for many months In the region of Like Van have Won 1111111 1. lilt Mill esse. ,1( rilllX to II statement issued to-night by the Hu-euu War l ittlce. They have captuied I lie important fortified city of Mush, ninety miles south of Frzeiuni and due ve.i of Like Van, it ml have taken also the city of Aklat The Turks have been put to til ght The captuie of Mut-'i, situated Just noith of the Armenian Taurus, threatens the city of Hltlls. mi the DJ tbekir-Mtisul-Bagdad road For the tlrst time In the 'Caucasus campaign the Russians now seriously oien.icf uie itt.in 111 it.igii.ni .xtier surmoiiiuiiig me si,..i i, turns Mountain, a illtliciilt task, tin- '"id to tlie MeMipoiamlan theatre will be prtn -' I tidily open. The Itusel.iu War I '(lb e i statement follow . We carried by nsault th" towns of i Muii and Aklat, putting the enemy to tllRllt. in the Caucasus, northwest of lrze rum. pursuing the Turks we captuied the remainder of the Tlilrty-fotiith , Turkish division, thirteen guns, ma chine guns, cartridges, shells and caissons, and In tlie rtvlon of the i Lizcrnni io.nl captured the remn.tntii i of o regiment During the asj.tiilt on llrzeiinn one of our corps captuitil ' i l gun. Mor of Mronuliolil's I'hIL Sfiiil-olllcl.il despatches trum the Cm casii front to-da.. hi might the llrst details of the story of llrzenim's fall. I Two outstanding facts develop from these advices, first, the Turks tealized j tlie hopelessness of a defence Just In tune to make good their utieat; sec ond, the siege, bombardment and bay onet attack oh the widely sepatatiil forts were carried out by the Russians with a unity of action and with a spirit of brawn and persistence such as have tiiaikfd few operations of any ai 'in II the present war. It was particularly the well organ red and carefully prepared mass at tack on the various forts that made It clear to the defenders of Hrzeruiu that resistance was useless and won! I only entail a tremendous saciillce of life I'p to the last days of .lanuarv the ilrand Duke's forces couiined their at tlv ID against ITrzi rum to slow but' steiulv advances and minute exanilna- i Hon of the defence positions In nn- , ceasing reconnaissance. Then at a glvtii moment the Russian suddenly hulled ! th"nielvcs against the outer furls, im force, under Hen P , coming from the northeast, and a second force from ' the east. Tit it I'orlH I 'ii pi ii red, : Hlaving the extreme cold and snow-1 stoi in and overcoming the dllllcultles i of the mountainous it-gloii which served IClzt-rum ns the uhlef natural bulwarks against attacks In previous w.us the attackers moved on steadily, dragging! ' their artillery lo tlie heights sin rounding i ' Ihe stronghold. The tlrst forts bom- ' balded were Kara (ilnlik, twiply miles. 1 , and D.ilan Oez, tlftet-n mile uoiilieasi , of Hi zc i urn. Hotti capltulatid on Jan-1 1 uaiy "fl. Thiougli the capture of Dilati , I!ez Ihe belragueis established n wedge thiougli the outer ling of Hrzei urn's de- I I fences, wiille by taking Kara (linlck they opened the tlrst direct passage i thiougli Kara Ragas Pass to the city ' pmper ftom the northeast. 1 Midway bet weep the two caplnifd forts lies Fort Tafta lu u furious night , n(1M.lut j ,,., r- ,-n H,,. Russians levelled this bulwark too, and now only Cliaban Hebe seiarated lln- two foicts attacking this side of Ihe fortress Meanwhile the Turks had nulellv he- gun Ihe evacuation of Frzeriiiii, but had I left sutllclent forces behind lo make Its CoiiHmie, on Thirtt fayr. nxiRIKA CAROLINA HF.SOKT. Tour Irslne. Heat enulpment. Short Line. Inq. Mtaboard Air Has Uy,, 1114 B'way. iats. 0 Lincoln, ' Escaped German ' CmgU n , Tmp Retaken Prisoner at Pistol Point as He Walks Down Broadway. JIKTltAYKI) NY A MAN WHO WANTED 1M0XKY Unallus Timothy Trcbitih Lincoln, self-vaunted (erman spy, who escaped from the Federal authorities on Jiinu aiy IS last and then wiote letters to a newspaper, charring the lesutincht of Justice, was caught at 7 o'clock last night at Hroadway and Thirtieth street. Warmly bundled In a lnue ovuvoat, with a brown soft hat pulled down over, his eyes, bis iiiut.iche shaved off mid his spectacles hidden, he sauntered down Hroadway to keep an appointment wall a man fiom Itnl Hank. N. .1., with whom In: had ho.udcd. He slopped at the j dcslgh.itrd place ami a he swuti,t around "'os-cu urn. ,oe unrrci oi a i.voivei woico rriiei.tt .ig.-m . irum rv u ui me llt.ti.tr Department of Justice liel.l "Throi up your hand-. , o,. ui ot.u.,-. .i n , said who ine iigein, a i.iii, sira i iiiu iciiow twits deteinnned to take no chain' - - ... , l hiee other special luyestlgatois stood I near with drawn revolvcis. "Acli. gentlemen, don't he ioug;i," said Lincoln, backing a few slips away. "I'ut down your guns." "Hands up anil quick about It." nr- derid llrgiirevlih. This time Lincoln's hand went up and he made no protest n the nippers weie slipped over bis wrists. "Now. gentlemen, please don't get ex- ited. I am no criminal. This is a little surprise you have pit-pared for me, but keep cool now and put down that gun, for it might go off." l rttnil lit- Ciipturt Then L. I'erkius, another agent stepped fnrwaMl and he was haudcurtfd to Lincoln, whllo Special Investigator N Chalniets stepped to the oilier sld M - rgt. Charles S Hatskl of the West Thiltieth stitet polite station, who had two recruits on Hroadway giving them a lesson In patrolling, ulvi was at hand, having been inlornied by on- 'if th Federal agents that I.lntolii was to bo captured "dead or alive." The agents and the police formed Circle around Lincoln and. with a crowd gathering, Lincoln was marched up Hroadway amid much confusion, liy that time Ltivoln was smiling ami pompous as ever. "He calm, gentlemen, 1 won t escape." he said soothingly and yet with an air of loftiness. The captors and their prisoner reached Thlity-thlid street, whtro they found an empty taxlcab. and after mak Ing certain that the engine was Ui good oitler. tlrgutevich din tied the driver to speed to Park row, tho otllce of the special investigators of tint Department of Justice. Alighting thete, Lincoln, e cutelv hanib'urred, walked into the budding, where lie wa greted by a re porter if Tmk Si N who knew him. 'Ildlo. Mr. Lincoln. Hack m again'.''' "Hh. yes. 1 am back.' Ho laughed heartily. Ho was hustled into the ex vator by to talk, "How asked. the igents, who forbade hlui ltd they got you'.'" he wa.s , . he said. part of the "Somebody betrayed me, "Hut r. game. ' ver mind, If all a x Prtiitil orl of I'rlsitiifr. j f ,,, out 111 tin st proudly. His losv led and he looked tho tt ,, was picture of health. His tioat ahout dis guising himself, howcvei, so that he would not be recognued did not prove true, lor he alterfd his appearance only' a little except by removing his iiius-' tache. Hurtled into the, nlllce of the Dep.nt. i uietit of Justice, h" was asked If In wanted any dinner. "' h, no," lie said, j "Many thanks, but I have dined." In fact. In- had taken his dinner at the llofbraii I laus. where, according to the' manager, be has tllneil flcqnently of late t'aiit William M. nilley, head of th'' Inetl squad of Federal agent, was away. The agents in uie frantic effotts to get i'l touch with Joseph A. Haker. Mi. nfllev's assistant, but he could not be lom.d Meantime telephone calls weie ent to Washington, mfor'niiig t l.-iii of the . -iiitilt.'. but the agents who made lite tapllllf refU"ei to gilt- out any 111 fin malum They devoted then attnition to the prisoner. Lincoln, laughing and pompon, an-' swered their questions, talking in such a loud voice that his story could be lle.itd in the coniilor of the nlllce build, ing. lie leheaisfil the story of his escape, which. In the way. he in. pie fiom the Hotel Knit kerbocker, In Man hattan, told of going to live III Red Hank with a famllv. if their demand foi money I of his betrayal by a man who knew of his ptcseiice in this i-ity. The onH time lie protested was when in searching bi n they took a large roll i of bill fiom lirn. lie scolded when Hie agents got possession of several tiiiuk checks. "I am willing to Kil ei cry thing,: he! shouted, sometimes bri aklng Hilar Her- 1 man "Hut I want my counsel." "Well, you tan't have counsel right! now." be was told "Hut 1 must bav. li .111 lift Addison S Pratt. Ilf lepieseiiis me and tell him In come down heie at once. Yes, I will I'll yon every thing." "Well, how did you gel away?'' Ills siory of llscoplim, "I didn't escape lioin Joe's rftaiirnnt in lliookl.vn." hf said, and then burst into laughter. "Thai night I said Deputy Marsh il Johnson: 'Come on, lei's go ovir to Manhattan and have a good llllic' So away we went. We real htil tin' Klin Uet'ooclo r llolel I excused myself lo i. lownstalis I went lo Hie washroom thete. and leaving tin mom, I walked out into the sub w tv station, ui' another stalls and wi, """Ah, you never would have got mo if somebody had not betrayed me. And you, (Irgurcvich, why aie you slnveilng mi" Wliv am you so fxcltisl'.' Look. inc. I should' be nervous, but I am calm and 1 laugh ba-ba lia. Aren't you glad to sec me'."' "We ii 1 0 very glad In sec y tin," shouted the agents In beaity unison. "Very glad. Indeed " "Then, gentlemen, pick up my money." isillitlng to tho bills lying on the table "It might get lost. Hut, my story. Well nfter 1 got out of the subway station I hurried away. I went to Red Hank, where I went to board with a family Martll Ciras New Orleans. Mitrtii Id to "Hi, Wii'THKHN RAILWAY ofliee. Mi Fifth Ave. will (iirnlsli Information about aihedulea fnrei ooA4l I . I. T. T. Lincoln. tune Tho knew who I was and they saw a opy of my book. Hut when the second edition raine out they began to realize that I was making money. I had paid ilient liberally for my loom and tio.it d and I saw no le.ison for glv Ii.r them any thing more, liut they de manded iiioie money ami threatened to give me up "I clinic, I ihtm for a tune All tins while I wa.s writing letters to newspapers. I knew that the police weie not looking for me When ihey watched the subway and clivateil st.itnm-, but I Used the op- porttimiv i,i boom myself and my book Tinally, the peoide in lied Hank got so m-.sient that I left thete tt n days ago and went to live In .mother suburb. I wuite tin in .fill lold them to foiward my trunk, but they n fused lo do it 1 calh d them up on th" telephone last night ami ag.fii asked for my trunk, but the man demanded threa't irng to glvt ""' ,f I did let p tv :t After that I wrote bun a special tie livery letter, saying 1 would not pay It. but t WO lid lite U line Tilts afleniOOIl I tried to get linn on the telephone again ami I had a bard tune doing It. Finally I reached him and 1 made all appoint- inrnt to met Io n at Th.rtic.th street and Hroadway. He was to coin to New ork with my trunk anil give mo the I check. I ha I a iieiiionltion that some- thing wa wrong and I was foolish to Have kept the appointment. "You nevei would have got me but that man m ole nn; mad. Hut you tan't s-nd in, '..tea to Hngiand. 1 am a political n fug,,, and they don't want me for forgeiy n Hnglaiid. They want me ofcause i ,im ,t ilirman spy, spy. not a forger. am a "Now, gentlemen, kindly pick up that -tun (pointing to his money, liU l,ey. baggage thei ks and li-ttcr You must give me mv money and 1 want my trunk irnecKs 1 on have no right to keep any- , thlu-" "unlit l ulls tor l.iittyer. A. am n ' iit :n mdfd hie lawyer, but all the i, he so ig ii 1,1 t tain h s buoyant, eoiitlil. in a, int.. r 1 1.. wniild look ,tf one o! the spesial ., gent and laugh, saving; "W, II. I I, filed you .1 "nh. i.o. i i didn l." was the retort. "Win ii il I'ii, i. , Mate. I loverntnt lit wants lo i.n i nam! on anybody it, gie-s htm, don i wnny about It " Tllf agents sought to gel other Infoj. Illation IK'lu him, hut L.lnoln protest, .,1 becau-i Ins lawyer vv.o, not pli-eiit. "'ft my tounsfl" h,. M,i,i, ".ind l wdi t'H all. I .uve limiting io hide. Rut you must ui- me mv money," The agents qu.Mioneil him about .moth, r man. but l.hnoln declint-l to give any intoi mat ion. ct ng I'aptatii Tlioma. A Tiiniiey, Dett.tivt ' ienrge Hirn'tz and several otlier member of tllf ll.tllli silll-l ,ipie 1 1 i-.l .tt the olllce tiinl bad a short talk with Lincoln. In the .ili-eiice of i '.qu. unify and Mr. Hikei no itptliei Won was made to I ilk In Ihe iii'.-onei Hitlers came from Wasinngioti to lo. I, h.m tip for the night. Presently Deputy .M.u-h.il liany arilveii liom Hiymotiil st icet jail, ilrooklyp, where l.iinoln h,ol ., n contlned since bis aii.st rn, t toigerv .-barge preftired bv thf ICng'isli i biv eminent. It was de. t 1 led I" s,.i 1 1 1 m the!,' for th,. night g.itn he w ir h.iiidculftsl atitl ltd from thf biiiiling Willi Chalmers Mill fastened to him. As he got Into the elevator he s.inl io one icportei tor a moimng new, pap. r "Tell M.t'i.M mil 'o go ahead with that lo-nlgtit " When I'tdtcil Mans Attorney Melville .1 Kr.iiuc oi Hiooklyu was told ol' Lin coln's captllle be sold "I am Ml id In- has I . ti , aughi I low ever, il Is a ninttir which pfisnhally con. nils the I "tut. .1 Stalls Marshal's otllce 1 am ut.-tested In it because I wanted lo set him c,iptiii,"l ami to ste him tif.ilfil as he slion'-l be Heated, that Is, c. ot ding to I In I iw I'nited Si. i'i s M iisl .il povveiM was in W isliiiigton v. stud tv Hi. lelt New Yolk befine LilMtiln's aplirellelisiol' llx-lte pin y .lull iisoii I.o nub in llttlfl Knlf1.frhitt-t.t-r Mitry, l-'raniv .lojiiiMii who was dismissed ,is a I'lilleil Slates depiitv marshal tor al lowing l.iiiioln I o e.s, ape live wicks ago, t I iflusfd lasl nighl I, i discuss the case. lie laugiif'i w in n ne was loin mat i.ln- In said Unit he had not . scaped from .lin's Restaur ml In Hi'., tlie Hotel hi 1 ., ki t tin. Ui r klvn hut from 1 l.ot r....... in New York. ' wheie iln-v had g ac a i-dliig to Lln. I lime' coin, "to have a good BRITISH LINER ON REEF. I oniric nsili- Mr Ikes on' Mont- I111e.11, llul f I'lfii Pilssenuers Sn fe I.11M.11S. IVb 111 Wind leaiiii-il here to-day that the Hrltisli sit ainliip Coinr.e t 'a.-: Ic slim I; an. I is caught fast on a let-f oil Monibts'i. Hiltisli Mast Africa. I In passengerI were lauded 111 safety. The sleaiiier Connie Castle Is owned by Ihe I'uloii Castle Mail Steamship Coiniianv of London Mif was built at illisgow 111 I'.'iHt and is of a, 1 7,1 tons She was lasl ieiorie.i on J.inu.iiv l'.i at M iist'ilh s All.tsIX sl'lll ll DOS P.M. HMIA. Miteit .mil Aiis'iH i vi t soi'tukhn hah.- WAY lir.iwiiur and Mleiiiniii lenung ctra 1'iiinpiriiii-iit tr tin l to Auf"1? Dinii'f ririfrvlee N Y nfflis' .61 riflh Are -AAr. PRESIDENT AND LANSING VEXED ATBERNSTORFF lilaine J I i in for Impression Administration Switched on Armed Ships. BELIEVE HE SOl CJUT TO IX KM ENCE PKESS Hint of Ke(iiest for lleeall if Suspected Actiit. Is Continued. PRECEDENTS CITED ' IX CASES OF ENVOYS Members of Conjres. How ever, See Move to Stop Criticism in V. S. W.vsinsiiTO.v, Feb. 13. It wa mails known olllclally heie to-day thai Presi dent Wilson and Secietaty Uinslng aie greatly Irritated over what they regatd as Improper lutluty on the p.nt of the diplomatic lepiesentatlves of the Ten tonic Powels in thl- couutiy lu iohiici tion with the latest developments of ti. submarine coutiovel sy . To say that thete .s any likclm md of a tcquest for Aino,is,.i.lor vo.i Her-i-torff'a recall mi ,t count of Hit-, ac tivities is going too fat', but U Is a fact that such a daiigi r might dcvtlop if m conduct to wiiU'.i the Aduiiiii'ti aim,! objects is peisisted ill. Tlie new dilUcultifg between lm tin man Ambassador and lau Ailiuui. .ia Hon itriu out of Hie liiipriesani lo.ti has gone ul.load that the l.'uittd Mate, has changed front on the question ' the Immuiitt: of aimed inert li.mtaie i fiom attack without warning Pre- dent Wll.son ,-tnd Secletaiy l.ati-nig ar- Inclined to believe that til- 'in ill. U' Am bassador b.ts sought to iidliKiii t- I 'u press reports In regard to t o .ittiunls of the United States on Hi.- Issue tbeie are evideiKes of a keen r mcnt. and it Willi I li liny n l ioipi-tl. li was poliilt'il otii iy lb al some LMroiM'iui goieiuiin-iits Int.' occasions haiulfd th-nr iias-poti diplomat, c lepifsfiitatlvi's won h.iv ttmp'.ed to ililllleiiee tne prt s Tills wa the tn-are! I" a ' nf.i was heard to-da, in a lieus.son ptese'llt objections lo Tout n-' v ml .it- ,C V dll t nit pl.t n I wai. t ',t pat, or li , n itloll On the othi r h 1 1 it 1 it was ti that nothing li.nl yet occu, would lead t - at v iiet.on tm i this t overnii.. . '. unless lln WtTf Colli lllUtsl. It I limb'l ettiod that tllf ii ii;. r in .. the A.linltnsl al mil has liif-t .'.tiit 1 childly by thf Impifesion that h.t :i n d g-otind that thf I'nltfd Statt ,n,p;. t i delliillf stand in dis inning of nn i - ai usst'ls ami has irvrr.cd it -..-If .....v I'lat public criticism of thf propo-cl i ia gi III Intfrnatloiial law has I m m i n The belief of some utile, as i- htt Count von l!ertitntif has inmoiei tne tlilliresslon that tin- t'liitid Sta't . had adopted a definite pd.ty on tin queMi -n Of ilU.lt 111. Itliellt s-t-t- ii Ciiiinifr Sltttf. Meininrs of Congress who la..i. .... r.ight of tllf fffling lowanl I ieroi,, Amli.tssailor wen- incline,!, bowivei. lo believe tlt.it tne Ailmluisti.iti.e w s i seeking to hi tni" Von It" insiorll evil effects f is own liainll i g disarmament quest, on These member of t 'oiigrn.-,s tor I'ii. '.. t' . il - led that there wa ground for tin- 1 .C hi tie memorandum submitted t.v S.- iei.n Lan-.iig to the Lutein- Power, thai the I'nltfd Statfs had mailt- up its in nd o this question They quoted pat iicutai .y it- t. ,' paragraph of that incimdainluiii wi,, read . "I sllnllld add thai lily lioviin nei.l s imprcsseil xx ,lli tin it asotiab'-nc-s .f h .tigiimclit that a ineicbaiilinaii . arry ng ariuaineut of any sort, in view of il.t ih.U.ietel' of Ihe sllbni.trille w I I'll", .11, d the defensive weakl t tin undil.-ia craft should h lu Id to b- m anvil in cilllser and so treated in ,1 iieulial .is well as a lielligeient 1 iovermnent ami i seriously coiisnleilng tiistrtii ting lis oib 11. tls accoidlngly." latnslog lli-iili-s I hiium-. Secretary Lansing lias i .,ni. in. , i ,,, this liovernni. ut hevir hut d, linuely committed Itself 10 1 1 1 , . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . bol tin rely had adv. until the piop,,.il To. the consldi ration ot tlie It. Iligett m lie obj.vts now to the idea whi li 1. g. lined ground that the Ad'lnn - t.ilniii litis I'lVHSfil Itsel! Nevertheless It 1 luipareiit liat ln. is the constrii' lion wli.ih lb. opponents of the Administration in t'ongifs w ', put upon the latest ih vt lopiin n' , ,,: n, aubtu.ll I lie- colltlnwrsy I llliclals ol Ha Ailunltlslt ,,t toi acknowledge liankly lli.it I t. in.i,. 1 mistake In t'ulr f.idiile Ainerlcm imblic into lln ir 1 1 lit . 01. li... 1 . legnld In tin disarmament 11 't't,.. in,, r.it. iluin I'hf nn uiorntnluin was n, lllltellle Miles and bec.Ulie pin.li floo that soiiiie an 1 withoiii ma itt.npi the pall if the l'nllcd fl Hi - to 11 Its atliuile clear It Is likely tliai lb. next i. w on., w I I mi- an attfinpt both on i.if pan .., I n SfCittary of St.iti- and bv lln doni trailoti's sisilo etiif 11 lu Coiigif s 10 1 1 tills I loVCI lllllf Id's side In full tin eon try with a view to iiiueclin-g tb. g 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' esslon The belli f 111 Wash 'igloii is 1 in talk of reseuttiieiil tow nd tin- 1 Ii nun Ambassador is part of tins pi n TNLLS Oh' LASSIS'd'S IRK AT .7v7lV7(,VV I lilted Press lleporl nl Hit llela- lions llt-ltl ci-n Thfin, The I iiltid liess sent mil ihe I .11 w ing despai'ii ytseiday iindei W g ton tlste' Whatever the relations In 'ween h.